Every 15 Minutes

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What is "Every 15 Minutes"


The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.

Goals & Objecives

The program brings together a broad coalition of interested local agencies with the goal of reducing alcohol-related incidents among youth. The partnering of the California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement, local hospitals, emergency medical responders, schools, businesses, and service clubs validates the importance of working together to ensure a healthy community.

The two-day Every 15 Minutes program is very dramatic and emotional-and purposely so. Teenagers are constantly reminded about the choices they have to make involving alcohol and how many others are affected by their decisions.

They know the intellectual statistics. However, many teens share the belief it will never happen to them.

This powerful program is designed to create an awareness among students that they are not invincible. This program helps open the emotional doors, and it They  experience first hand how their actions affect the lives of so many other people.

Funding

With funding available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Highway Patrol provides mini-grants to schools and organizations wanting to implement the Every 15 Minutes program.  

Applications for the 2017/2018 school year will be available October 1, 2017.  If you have questions please contact your local CHP Area office.

Contact Information

Experienced CHP personnel are available to work with you, your advisors, and students to provide technical assistance in planning and implementing a successful Every 15 Minutes program at your school.

For additional information regarding the Every 15 Minutes Program, or to apply for a grant for your school, please contact your local CHP Public Information Officer.

Forms and Documents

​​​​The following documents have been provided to assist you in implementing your Every 15 Minutes Program. The Procedural Manual will take you step-by-step through the planning phases and shall be read prior to beginning the planning of the program.

 

 

Claim Form 2016/17https://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/Claim Form_2016.pdfClaim Form 2016/17Forms and Procedural Manual
Certificate of Appreciationhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/E15M_Certificate.pdfCertificate of AppreciationForms and Procedural Manual
Every 15 Minutes Procedural Manualhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/Final 2016.pdfEvery 15 Minutes Procedural ManualForms and Procedural Manual
Reimbursement Checklisthttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/Reimbursement Checklist.pdfReimbursement ChecklistForms and Procedural Manual

 FAQs

 

 

I heard you offer funding to schools to put on an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program. Is that true?I heard you offer funding to schools to put on an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program. Is that true?<p>​​Yes. With funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the CHP provides mini-grants to schools, organizations, or allied agencies who want to implement an E15M program. You are eligible for up to $6,000 in reimbursable, allowable costs for purchases made to implement the program.</p>
I want to put on an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) Program at my high school; can the California Highway Patrol (CHP) help me with that?I want to put on an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) Program at my high school; can the California Highway Patrol (CHP) help me with that?<p>​​Yes. The local CHP Public Information Officer (PIO) will assist your school with the planning and implementation of your program. You can find the local PIO for your school here: <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=ba6245fa-99af-41be-867f-f9f16cb25740">Find a CHP Office</a>.</p>
Once our Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program is complete, what are we required to do next?Once our Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program is complete, what are we required to do next?<p>​Once your program is completed, you are required to submit a final report package to the CHP within thirty (30) days. In addition to your reimbursement claim form and invoices, the package shall also include a detailed final report on the overview of your program, from planning through final conclusion. In addition, you will be required to provide materials that highlight your program (i.e.: DVD, newspaper articles, photos, etc.).</p>
Our school hasn’t done an Every 15 Minutes (EM15) program in a couple years. Are t-shirts and giveaways for the students and staff are still covered?Our school hasn’t done an Every 15 Minutes (EM15) program in a couple years. Are t-shirts and giveaways for the students and staff are still covered?<p>​​No. T-shirts and promotional items are no longer an allowable purchase under the grant. If you are planning on purchasing items like these for your program, the funding will have to come from a source other than the grant. (Many schools receive donations from elsewhere to cover these costs, or hold fundraisers, etc. to raise the money.)</p>
Our school is going to provide the audio/sound for an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program, as well as film and produce a video. Our equipment is old and outdated. Can we use the grant money to buy new audio/video equipment for the program?Our school is going to provide the audio/sound for an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program, as well as film and produce a video. Our equipment is old and outdated. Can we use the grant money to buy new audio/video equipment for the program?<p>​​No. The mini-grant you are receiving does not allow for the purchase of items and equipment. It does allow for the rental of sound/audio/video equipment and materials <em><strong>required</strong></em> to produce items, such as DVDs. If you are planning on purchasing equipment or items for your program, the funding for those purchases will have to come from a source other than the CHP grant.</p><p>If in doubt as to whether your purchase(s) will be reimbursed, or if you have questions on what is covered, contact the statewide E15M coordinator with your inquiry prior to making the purchase(s). </p>
Our school would rather use the Every 15 Minutes (E15M) grant money to do a program for students on texting and driving, and distracted driving. Can we do that?Our school would rather use the Every 15 Minutes (E15M) grant money to do a program for students on texting and driving, and distracted driving. Can we do that?<p>​​No. The focus of the E15M program is exclusively to highlight to high school juniors and seniors the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. If you apply for and receive a mini-grant for implementing an E15M program at your school, the funding shall be used exclusively to implement the program as laid out in the procedural manual, and to discuss the dangers of drinking and driving.</p>
This is our first time implementing an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program -or- We haven’t done an E15M program at our school for quite sme time. We don't even know where to start. Can you help?This is our first time implementing an Every 15 Minutes (E15M) program -or- We haven’t done an E15M program at our school for quite sme time. We don't even know where to start. Can you help?<p>​Yes. On our website, we have published a procedural manual, “A ‘How-To” Guide for Communities Dedicated to Reducing Teen Drinking and Driving.” Whether you’re new to this, haven’t put a program on in a few years, or just have general questions on what to do for your program, this manual will be a step-by-step guide and provide answers for you. You can find the procedural manual here: <a href="/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/E15M_Manual.pdf">procedural manual</a>.</p><p>At any time during the process if you have questions, you should contact the local CHP Public Information Officer that is assisting you in the planning process. You can also contact the statewide coordinator.</p>

​Downloadable Logos, Sound Effects

 

​Every coordinator shall use the standard Every 15 Minutes heartbeat logo, as well as the logos for the California Highway Patrol and California Office of Traffic Safety, on items developed for this program. This is very important for statewide program identity.

The style or color of the heartbeat logo may not be changed or altered in any way without the expressed written consent of the California Highway Patrol.

Photos and Videos

Every 15 Minutes ​is designed to have an emotional impact and alter the thinking of both teenagers and parents. Take a moment to view videos and pictures of previous events.

 

Woodland High School conducted their program April 3-4, 2015 in Woodland, California.  Approximately 1,200 students were impacted during this event.

 

 

Woodland 2014_04 01https://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=35Woodland 2014_04 01
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